ARCC, a cloud-based wireless controller from Access Networks, empowers systems integrators with greater agility, fewer truck rolls, and additional revenue when deploying home networks.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The cloud has singlehandedly transformed the systems integration landscape, making it easier for labor- and time-strapped systems integration firms to provide clients with exceptional service while improving their businesses with operational efficiency and profitability. To help systems integrators capitalize on the remarkable opportunities fueled by a cloud-based remote service management business model, Access Networks offers ARCC (Advanced, Resilient Cloud Controller) as it phases out its C120 and Zone Director on-premise, hardware-based controllers.
ARCC leverages the power of the cloud to accelerate remote managed services of Access Networks’ Custom Core and unmanaged home networks. It delivers all of the same plus additional network management features as the discontinued C120 and ZoneDirector controllers but with the convenience and efficiency of being fully addressable remotely via the cloud. Without the constraints of rolling trucks to customers’ homes to configure, manage and update networks, ARCC empowers dealers with greater business agility, cost reduction, recurring revenue opportunities, accelerated innovation, and customer satisfaction.
ARCC delivers a new level of simplicity during deployment, a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job, and a lower cost of entry for industry-leading capabilities. From a single online dashboard, each client’s network is easily monitored and managed remotely from anywhere. Integrators can quickly and easily scale and update their clients’ networks with new features and capabilities, and should the home Wi-Fi environment change due to a remodeling project or the addition of a new smart system, for example, ARCC enables real-time control of the access points to adjust their RF energy to the new connectivity demands.
“Historically, wireless residential networks have required an on-premise controller for visibility, configuration, and control,” says Bryce Nordstrand, VP General Manager of Managed Services at Access Networks. “Now, with the introduction of ARCC, which can be added to any Access Networks Core system or access point purchase, integrators can deliver an exceptional level of service and support remotely via the cloud without having to install any additional hardware. ARCC provides efficiency and the most complete Wi-Fi service for clients including deployment, diagnostics, troubleshooting, and upgrades.”
ARCC seamlessly integrates with any Access Networks-enabled network, unmanaged as well as Custom Core network solutions. Once the access points, routers, and switches have been installed, the access points will connect to the Internet and self-configure. Then, from a computer or mobile device, the integrator can button up the system, administering security protocols and setting up passwords, for example. The entire process is seamless and transparent to the customer, and repeatable with custom-made templates when possible, saving integrators time and manpower. This gives integrators interested in utilizing the cloud for remote network management more design flexibility, faster system deployment, greater workflow efficiency, and less equipment to install and service.
Existing Access Networks integration partners can find more details about ARCC in their MyAccess partner portal. Others who are interested in learning more about ARCC are invited to contact [email protected].
Where to See Access Networks at CEDIA Expo 2022
CEDIA Expo 2022 attendees can visit Access Networks at Booth #18069 to learn more about its ARCC remote management platform, promotions, and how to best upgrade from a hardware- to a cloud-based architecture. The Access Networks’ team of IT experts will also be on-hand to discuss new Basic Configuration Services, the availability of Parasol’s customer support platform for Custom Core networking projects, other dealer support services and products, and how its recently announced partnership with Snap One can help make networking systems a stronger, more profitable part of their systems integration business.
About Access Networks
Access Networks, a Snap One brand, is a trusted provider of enterprise-grade networking solutions for the residential and commercial technology integration markets. Access Networks’ mission is to deliver premier networking solutions that lead to exceptional client experiences while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and innovation. This commitment to excellence is leveraged by Access Networks’ superior IT support. From initial design to final configuration, Access Networks’ team of networking specialists is on-hand to help integrators deploy projects with confidence. A clear, well-defined focus on managed services and support, combined with an ever-evolving portfolio of best-in-class networking solutions, positions Access Networks as a leader in the networking industry—enhancing home and business environments through reliable, stable, and secure digital connections to what matters most. To learn more, visit Access Networks online at www.accessnetworks.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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